An application to increase a man’s annual payment as a ward of court should be reconsidered after some €91,000 of his multimillion euro compensation settlement was spent on cars in previous years, the President of the High Court said.
The man is seeking to have his annual payment more than doubled, from €55,0000 to €123,000.
The man obtained the settlement as a young adult several years ago and was made a ward whereby the High Court oversees how it is managed.
The settlement was reached against the HSE in proceedings by the man alleging, as a result of negligence in the circumstances of his birth, he was left disabled and requiring 24-hour care.
When he was made a ward of court, his mother was appointed to act as a “committee” which can ask the court for certain payouts from the settlement fund. Judge questions bid for higher payouts from compensation award